Made In Abrasion – ‘Cells At Work!’ Episode 2 Review

What’s the show? Cells At Work!, Episode 2.

And what happens in the second episode? More of the same as the first episode really—and for some people that won’t be enough but for others it will be exactly what they wanted!

And I’m guessing you fall into the former camp? Actually I’m in two minds about this—I mean for the point of writing a review, having an overarching storyline to talk about what be beneficial! But as it stands I’m left scratching my head at a loss with what to really write about!

I could have just filled this review of pictures of Platelete’s because they’re TOO DAMN CUTE!

Sounds like you picked a bad show to talk about week-to-week? Maybe. But (some) people did say they wanted shorter reviews from be so maybe this’ll be a way of minimising the size of my reviews!

You could always try, so what happened in the episode anyway? Well best girl Red Blood Cell AE3803 is on her way to deliver nutrients through a blood vessel close to the skin’s surface when an abrasion occurs, which in the anime comes in the form of a massive Made in Abyss style world hole—it’s a suitably epic and action packed series of scenes, exceedingly well animated and surprisingly tense considering we’re just watching anthropomorphised cells in peril. Then as to be expected when someone gets an abrasion a bunch of germs come flooding in to add more action and danger to the scene!

And now I’m terrified to ever get an abrasion again!

Who will save Red Blood Cell AE3803 oh and the countless million other cells… but let’s not worry about them, we’ve got a look out for the Red Blood Cell you want to bang, right? Not going to let me live that down, are you?

Nope.Well, handsome white Blood Cell U-1146 comes to the rescue of course! After some hard fought and extremely bloody (no pun intended) fights, the adorable little Platetes arrive on the scene and with their clotting abilities seal up the gaping hole and stop the germs from coming in!

Killing germs has never been so bad ass. Imagine if ads for hand soap had this kind of detail!

I’m again surprised that something that sounds as ‘childish’ as this can make for a compelling anime. I know, it’s hard to make this show sound ‘cool’ but it really is, added to that it’s vibrant and exciting and dynamic, it’s truly a pleasure to watch—which again adds to the difficulty in reviewing it. It just does everything so well that there’s almost nothing to talk about other than heaping upon praise and adulation. Though I must say I do sense a spark of a relationship between AE3803 and U-1146—more on her end than his however.

Platelet’s get shit done!

Do you think that’s more you just ‘shipping’ them together, or do you think something might eventuate? I don’t know, while the show could probably sustain itself in its episodic format for quite some time—addressing a bodily issue or illness with each instalment, I hope their relationship becomes a sort of connective tissue throughout and they do get closer—though that makes me wonder, can a Red Blood Cell and White Blood Cell have children together?

I ship it.

That’s awfully ‘heteronormative’ of you! Tch! I wish I never taught you that word…


Previous Cells At Work Reviews:

Who Knew Blood Cells Could Be So Attractive? – Episode 1 Review


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13 comments

  1. Still loving every second of this anime. Part of the reason I think that’s the case is the stellar voice acting that I’ve been seeing throughout. Especially when the white blood cells yell whenever they’re about to kill germs. It really makes the whole concept look more awesome than it realistically sounds.

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  2. Nice to know that the second episode is up. As I have a day off work today, I plan on spending it watching some anime and korean dramas, so I will definitely watch the second episode. More of the same thing is something I don’t really mind when it comes to this 😊😊

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  3. The thing that depresses me about this is that blood cells aren’t exactly known for a long life, so even if we fight off the germs each and every week, our little red blood cell that we are getting very attached to has a short shelf life regardless.
    Otherwise, I have loved this show so far. I’m worried about whether it will remain interesting for a season, but it has definitely given me a fun first two episodes.

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      1. Well, they did totally just gloss over the fact that all of the cells that are caught in the scab are going to be expelled from the body and die. Let’s not think about that. 🙂

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  4. That screencap… … Oh no… … thousands of red blood cells are gonna die at the surface… …
    * That’s why you don’t pick your scabs before they are ripe!!! * (Me: See’s a scab –> picks at it –> repeat)

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